Recipes from This Lovely Place

Snacks, desserts, casseroles and more. Nothing fancy, just real food that families love.

Simple Summer Salad


Tweet Simple and fresh describe the best summer lunches. With just four ingredients, and no need to turn on the oven or stovetop, this simple summer salad fills the bill. I’ve been eating this salad most of my life–I remember my mom bringing home this recipe from work. The crunch of the peppers contrasts with […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad Recipe


Tweet Ever been to a potluck and tasted something so delicious and different, you just HAD to have the recipe? This broccoli salad recipe is one of those must-haves. I have to admit I’m not much of a salad eater. Since I don’t like to get too full, I’d rather save my hunger for the […]

Summer Cookout Favorites


Tweet When our family has a cookout, it’s usually a gathering for a big group of people. The menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs, and guests often bring side dishes and desserts. Cheerful touches like a checked tablecloth and flowers create a festive atmosphere. Make some iced tea and lemonade, and you’ve got a party! […]

Easy Beef Brisket Recipe


Tweet This recipe for baked beef brisket is easy, but it’s not quick. Trust me, it’s worth the wait. Easy Beef Brisket large beef brisket bouillon powder or base (chicken or beef) salt and pepper foil large roasting pan with lid Move oven racks to accomodate large roasting pan. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray […]

Lingerie Shower for a Bride-to-Be


Tweet Ah, weddings! We’re coming up on our fifth family wedding, as our son Benjamin is engaged to his lovely Melinda. The groom-to-be lives in Oklahoma,  the bride-to-be lives in Idaho and the wedding will take place in Washington. So when Melinda was able to visit us during Spring Break, we took the opportunity to […]